The bushfires in Victoria of last Summer, and in particular, February 7th caused many people to lose their lives, their homes and their livelihoods. The recovery process is still in the early stages, with many people only just starting to rebuild their homes or even deciding on whether or not to rebuild.
In an attempt to provide comfort, the quilting community throughout Australia have made literally thousands of quilts for the bushfire victims. The quilt I am featuring today is one such quilt which, in a small way, it is hoped will give some comfort to the person receiving it.
This Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt was made by my customers Lesley and Jan and other members of their patchwork and sewing group. Their patchwork group had been meeting regularly for years and one of their very own members lost her home during the bushfires - this quilt has been made for her. The quilt has been entirely hand pieced over the last six months. It is made from the most beautiful civil war reproduction fabrics.
Many of the hexagons have been carefully fussy cut, resulting in the most spectacular blocks - these are some of my favourites.
I have quilted this quilt with an all-over feather design by Timeless Quilting Designs called Feathered Curls. The quilting has added great detail to the borders of the quilt without taking away from the piecing in the body of the quilt.
I hope the quilt will provide some comfort to the person receiving it, I know a lot of love has gone into the making of it.